This is true, in general nobody needs a navy, since we are terrestrial mammals that life on land and not in the sea... the argument that Russia does not need carriers could be easily extended to the VMF altogether and it could still be made the case that Russia can survive and defend themselves with no fleet at all. It would still be demagogic and short-sighted though Razz
No offense but that must be one of the stupidest argument on that forum.
Humans mostly live near water. Fishing is one of the main way to feed people. International trading goes at 80% if not more through sea routes.
I saw a documentary in french about Russia's far east and their main problem there isn't China or US or Japan but North Korea that sends thousands of fishers in small boat who use barbaric fishing tools leaving an empty sea for Russian fishers but also kills the other spiecies.
No navy = 3rd world country. It's not with nuclear weapons that you defend your borders..